Program Director: Pamela Holland
Source of Funds: Federal Perkins V Funds awarded by the NY State Education Department
Abstract: Access to active outdoor play is essential for healthy child development, with age-appropriate playground spaces and equipment that promote safe, self-directed play experiences being a harbinger for both quality early childhood education and care. In addition to improving access to quality, safe childcare as an essential support service that helps 13 or more CTE student-parents obtain their academic and personal goals, the College’s upgraded childcare playground will expand experiential learning opportunities for approx. 66 Early Childhood Education students. Anticipated outcomes include increased rates of employment and/or transfer to four-year degree programs and graduation/completion for overall and nontraditional students in the Early Childhood Education Certificate and AAS programs, as well as student-parents in any CTE
programs whose children are enrolled in campus childcare. These outcomes will be evaluated by tracking rates of persistence, graduation/ attainment of recognized credentials, and placement (transfer and employment), and completing semester-to-semester and/or year-to-year
comparisons of tracked data.
Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Amount of Grant: $46,330